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On decision not to hire Steve Wilks, David Tepper touts diversity elsewhere in his organization

Getty Images The lawyer representing former interim Panthers coach Steve Wilks made it clear last week that Wilks likely will be adding the Panthers to the pending litigation arising from decades of allegedly discriminatory hiring practices. In Tuesday’s 40-minute press conference that introduced new coach Frank Reich, Wilks’s name never came up. After the event, …

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Patrick Mahomes’ classy message to Joe Burrow after Chiefs’ AFC Championship win revealed

Patrick Mahomes and Joe Burrow shared a brief moment on the field together after the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship on Sunday night to earn their ticket to the Super Bowl, but it was nothing but love from both star quarterbacks.  The matchup came to a tense end with …

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2023 Shrine Bowl’s new coaching format could be crucial for 2 NFL teams

LAS VEGAS — The East-West Shrine Bowl is a unique experience for the coaches who participate. It’s one of the two college all-star games, along with the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, that attracts players who have a substantial chance to be selected in the NFL Draft later that spring. The NFL started supplying the …

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49ers possible new defensive coordinator replacements for DeMeco Ryans

Replacing DeMeco Ryans might be the hardest, most important thing the 49ers will do this offseason. Their defensive coordinator for the last two years took a job as the Houston Texans’ head coach, leaving a gaping hole atop San Francisco’s No. 1-ranked defense. While the 49ers’ defensive group is very talented, Ryans’ schematic brilliance and …

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Historic Super Bowl of Patrick Mahomes vs. Jalen Hurts is indeed a big deal in NFL’s story of Black QBs

Thirty-five years ago Tuesday, Doug Williams made history. He became the first Black quarterback to start a Super Bowl, leading Washington to a 42-10 win over Denver that included a stunning 35-point second quarter that propelled the team to victory. On Feb. 12, both of the teams in Super Bowl LVII will feature a Black …

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Cal fires longtime swimming coach Teri McKeever after spate of bullying, abuse allegations

Teri McKeever was fired as University of California women’s swim coach on Tuesday after 29 years in charge. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) The University of California has fired longtime women’s swimming and diving coach Teri McKeever following an eight-month investigation into widespread allegations of bullying and abuse. Cal athletic director Jim Knowlton announced the decision on …

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Who Will Be the Next NFL QB to Make Their 1st Super Bowl Appearance | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors

Who Will Be the Next NFL QB to Make Their 1st Super Bowl Appearance 0 of 5 Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Following his Philadelphia Eagles’ utter domination of the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game, Jalen Hurts became the latest quarterback to reach the Super Bowl early in his career. While …

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LeBron James moves within 100 points of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, into 4th all-time in assists in win over Knicks

LeBron James does it all. The Los Angeles Lakers star moved within striking distance of the NBA’s all-time scoring title on Tuesday while passing a pair of point guard greats on the career assist chart. James entered Tuesday needing 117 points to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the NBA’s all-time scoring leader. He’s that much closer …

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Jeff McNeil happy with Mets contract, awaits car from Francisco Lindor

Jeff McNeil officially received his contract extension from the Mets on Tuesday, but now awaits an important accessory that would complete his offseason. Promised a car by teammate Francisco Lindor if McNeil won the batting title last season, the Mets second baseman still hasn’t received his prize after leading the National League with a .326 …

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Cal fires swim coach Teri McKeever after investigating bullying claims

BERKELEY, Calif. — Longtime University of California women’s swimming coach Teri McKeever was fired Tuesday following an investigation into alleged harassment, bullying and verbally abusive conduct, the school said in a statement. McKeever led the Golden Bears to four NCAA team titles over 29 years. She coached the U.S. women’s swim team at the London …

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